Just to add to the confusion. Soon as the puppies sell we are looking at picking up a Stoeger Cougar for the wife as the .45 is a bit much for her. It is a Beretta Cougar, exact same gun, made with the same tools, every thing. An $880 gun if it says Beretta on it and $425 if it says Stoeger on it. Beretta quality and Beretta customer support at half price is hard to beat.
Here is the Wikipedia encyclopedia article in case you are interested.